adidas Skateboarding: Introducing the Matchbreak Super
It’s set to be a big year for adidas. Marking 50 years of the ever-popular Superstar, which became the go-to style for hip hop trio Run DMC from the ‘80s onwards and the 2020 Tokyo Olympics on the horizon, it’s been a strong start to the new decade. Carrying this same energy forward through an array of collaborations, reworked archival styles and new models, adidas continue to utilise their tireless energy for celebrating sports, communities and culture in all that they do.
The new Matchbreak Super shoes have an undoubtedly classic adidas aesthetic and have been singled out as the highest-quality vulcanised footwear style that the iconic sportswear label has ever produced. Signifying ongoing progressions within skate focused footwear in the lead up to the sport’s debut at the Olympics, this new model has been designed from the inside out. Making its debut in two simple but effective colourways, a distinguishing feature of the Matchbreak Super is the seamless interior that creates a glove-like fit around the foot so that it becomes one with the board for organic movement. Around the inner edge of the ankle, a soft fabric border spills out onto a colour-matched suede heel tab and along the underside of the cushioned tongue which has a suede top layer. On the outer side, an adidas trefoil logo is set within a rectangle and has been applied in metallic gold for a luxe finish. Suede has been selected for a durable finish in those key areas that will naturally be hit with repetitive abrasion such as; the heel, toe vamp and laces border whilst textile inlays have been inserted in between and scalloped edge leather side stripes sit on top: coloured in white on the core black edition and collegiate navy on the crystal white pair. The considered design of the Matchbreak Super focuses on relieving pressure from the upper through higher foxing tape around the outsole which results in the shoe having a low profile stance. The seamless interior encourages the foot to naturally sit closer to the ground for greater boardfeel which is furthered by a detailed tread pattern.
In tune with an ongoing trend for rehashed retro fabrics and designs across both apparel and footwear, the off white Bouclette Polo Sweatshirt and black Cord Pants are two go-to styles with pair with either Matchbreak and deliver all-day comfort whilst skating. Textural fabrics present a look reminiscent of summer resort wear across the Bouclette Polo Sweatshirt which has a neat quarter zip fastening that sits below a ribbed collar neckline adorned with three savannah coloured stripes (also available in spice yellow). The Cord Pants have been built for strength through a fine wale corduroy outer, a tactical belt at the waistband and narrow piping down the outer side of either leg.
Continually inspired by their rich heritage but never limited by it, adidas constantly raises the bar when it comes to skate performance footwear in demonstration of founder Adi Dassler’s pioneering spirit which resulted in him developing the first innovations within football boots before launching into a broader range of athletics goods. Driven by the details, the new adidas Matchbreak Super combines feel with fit and presents their most impressive vulc to date.The adidas Matchbreak Shoes will be available at Flatspot on Thursday 30th January.
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